World of Outlaws News
Schatz Sweeps ASCOC at Bubba Raceway Park
Written by Max Dolder   
Sunday, 10 February 2013 21:06

Donny Schatz started his 2013 season in a familiar place after winning back-to-back victories in the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions events Friday and Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.

“There’s just nothing like winning,” Schatz said. “I think the media picking me to win the World of Outlaws title this year takes some of the pressure off. To know the media recognizes how good of a team we have helps us. Bubba has worked very hard on this track trying to make it two grooves and it paid off tonight. The track was as good as I’ve ever seen at Ocala.”

Starting third in Friday night’s ASCOC season opener, Schatz passed race leader Daryn Pittman on lap 11 and held on to win the 30-lap contest. Pittman, who closed to within three car lengths in the final laps, crossed the finish line second with Logan Schuchart, Dale Blaney and David Gravel rounding out the top-five.

“I’m very pleased with how we ran tonight,” Pittman said. “It was a bit disappointing to watch Donny go by, but in the same token he didn’t pull away. I was able to hang with him and I think the last five laps I was quicker than he was and I had a shot at him in traffic. I think it helped me to be behind him. I was able to see where I was losing ground to him and where I needed to change my line. I learned a lot following him.”

Schatz also lined up third on the grid for Saturday night’s 30-lap A-Main then set about getting by front row starters Dale Blaney and Tim Shaffer. The No. 15 pulled away as his car owner, NASCAR champ Tony Stewart, moved into third behind Shaffer.

Blaney finished fourth and Pittman fifth in the Kasey Kahne Racing No. 9.

The 2013 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series season takes the green flag Friday, February 15th at Volusia Speedway Park.

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Results Friday, February 8, 2013
1. 15-Donny Schatz[
2. 9-Daryn Pittman
3. 1S-Logan Schuchart
4. 2-Dale Blaney
5. 89G-David Gravel
6. 4D-Cody Darrah
7. 54-Cap Henry
8. 7S-Jason Sides
9. 27-Lance Dewease
10. 14-Tony Stewart
11. 1-Danny Lasoski
12. 45-Danny Holtgraver
13. 17B-Steve Buckwalter
14. 40-Caleb Helms
15. 51-Paul McMahan
16. 48-Danny Dietrich
17. 11-Steve Kinser
18. 4-Danny Smith
19. 29-Kerry Madsen
20. W20-Greg Wilson
21. O7-Mark Coldren
22. 11K-Kraig Kinser
23. 59-Jac Haudenschild
24. 83-Tim Shaffer

Hard Charger: Lance Dewease[+9]

UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Results Saturday, February 9, 2013
1. 15-Donny Schatz
2. 83-Tim Shaffer
3. 14-Tony Stewart
4. 2-Dale Blaney
5. 9-Daryn Pittman
6. 89G-David Gravel
7. W20-Greg Wilson
8. 51-Paul McMahan
9. 7S-Jason Sides
10. 27-Lance Dewease
11. 48-Danny Dietrich
12. 4D-Cody Darrah
13. 17B-Steve Buckwalter
14. 54-Cap Henry
15. 45-Danny Holtgraver
16. 11K-Kraig Kinser
17. 15H-Sam Hafertepe, Jr.
18. 4-Danny Smith
19. 40-Caleb Helms
20. 94-Jack Sodeman, Jr.
21. 11-Steve Kinser
22. 59-Jac Haudenschild
23. 1-Danny Lasoski
24. 1S-Logan Schuchart

Hard Charger: Danny Smith[+6]